The Malta Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) is concerned at the industrial dispute that was announced today by the Medicine Association of Malta (MAM).
Earlier today, the MAM filed a judicial protest against the renewal of the collective agreement for the University of Malta’s academic staff. They said that they should have been involved in negotiations and that the University of Malta Academic Staff Association (UMASA) doesn’t represent the medical school’s academic staff.
As part of MAM’s industrial directives, medical school lecturers will not be allowed to deliver lectures or tutorials. If the dispute isn’t resolved by the beginning of October, the MAM warned that the medical school will not open its doors next year.
The MMSA encouraged all stakeholders to come up with a quick compromise to prevent this from happening.
“While we understand that such a scenario will only occur in an extreme situation, such comments may cause distress to the medical students currently studying in Malta,” the MMSA said.